As I mentioned in my previous post about the cats of Italy, some were definitely feral and others clearly had a home, like these two Kittens of Venice. Venice was our last stop in Italy, so by then I was definitely on the lookout for all potential kitty subjects. We had spent a late afternoon exploring on the north side of the Grand Canal, then were looking for a restaurant to eat supper. We passed this window just as we found the perfect spot to eat.
Like most windows in Italy, there was no screen, so I was actually able to reach in and give their little heads a scratch with my fingers, and they were so sleepy they didn’t care. I love the age of the brickwork, and the ornate wrought iron. Everything in Italy, no matter how simple or practical its use, seems to have been made to look beautiful for hundreds of years. We could learn a lot from this over here in North America!
During the Oxford Studio Tour, coming up May 5 & 6, 2018, this painting (among others) will be on display along with the previous one in the series, and a new one that I’ll be introducing soon!
Kittens of Venice. Watercolour on Gessoed Paper. 15×22″. Artist Lianne Todd. $450
And now, for a little context, here is where we ate, with this window next door. It was very lovely, and the food was good, though now I can’t actually remember what we ate! For anyone interested, it was the Trattoria Alla Palazzina. These are two other views from our table:
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This will take you to today’s post on my other site. Just a few Pics of the current show. Hope you can make it out to see the show in person if you are in the area! Thank you to those who those who did come to the opening on Friday, and to all those who came out to the original show in London last summer!
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Hello dear blog followers and those who have happened by! I would like to thank all of you for stopping here and showing an interest. As you may already know, I have another blog which I started recently, to showcase just my work in fractals. Some of them are watercolours, others are digital art, and others are photography. From now on my posts in one blog will not necessarily be connected to my posts in the other, so I am hoping you will all follow both blogs, as they will be very different and I hope both will interest you. Now that I have presented all of my fractal work (up to now) together in a live setting, I am excited to talk about the work and my ideas, and share it with those who have been unable to see it in person. I will also have more time for my regular posts here, and more time to paint!
Here is a little painting I did earlier this spring. It celebrates the awkwardness of youth. And also cute foals in general. It’s currently on display at the Lighthouse Theatre in Port Dover as part of the Oxford Studio Tour’s Arts Country Gallery Exhibit. Thank you to Alison for providing the inspiration :). My visits to her farm feed my farm-girl soul on a weekly basis during the summer!
Watercolour on Gessoed Paper
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If you haven’t checked out my other blog yet, perhaps this will pique your interest! It’s a video made by The ARTS Project, in which I ramble on about my fractal art. The exhibition has been a success so far: good attendance at the opening, and seven pieces have sold – people really seem to be responding well to it! It’s on for one more week, Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 pm.
Here, also, is a photo from when the show was being hung.
On July 19, I will be teaching a workshop at the Station Arts Centre in Tillsonburg, Ontario, on painting with watercolours on gesso-coated paper. There is always a lot of interest in my paintings on this surface and it’s a tricky one to master. We have enough students for the workshop to run already, but the more the merrier! Register early so you can obtain the materials you need and do the preparations.
Here is one example of a painting on gesso-coated paper you may not have seen yet. It is currently hanging in the Woodstock Art Gallery in the Community Gallery on the second floor, as part of the Artists of Oxford exhibit, ‘Phases’, which will run until the end of July.
The Beauty of Fleetingness
All are welcome to attend this opening, so don’t be shy – come out and enjoy the free refreshments!
Special thanks to Mary-Anne Murphy and Oxford Creative Connections for supporting Oxford County artists, and to the Elm Hurst Inn for providing such a lovely venue.
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